Presenter Email

kleinkes@erau.edu

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

14-8-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

14-8-2017 4:15 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Flight training

Other Topic Area

Improving Instructor Knowledge and Skills

Keywords

Training & Learning Principles & Strategies; Human Cognition

Abstract

In human-performance-driven fields such as the social and behavioral sciences and education, there is a particular risk for a disconnect between current research and applied practice. Often, new findings require policy changes and workforce re-education before being applied in a meaningful way. Therefore, a continuous need for practitioner professional development and continuation training exists to ensure informed practices. This presentation is motivated by these needs and aims to help flight training professionals to make informed decisions when designing and conducting flight training events. Based on a conceptual framework of cognitive and behavioral theories in learning, a variety of common training principles will be reviewed and recent research and current findings into their effectiveness evaluated. Particular emphasis will be put on training conditions affecting the acquisition, retention, and transfer of knowledge (cognitive and psychomotor skills) with their associated goals of efficiency, durability, and generalizability, as applicable to flight training in aircraft and simulator. Differences between the roles of information type and task type will be highlighted and task analysis as a potential tool in training design introduced. Traditional instructional methods will be re-examined in the context of current findings and specific recommendations for the application of drawn conclusions in the flight training environment provided.

Comments

Presented during Session 3: Flight Simulation

Presenter Biography

Stefan Kleinke is a full-time faculty member of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus where he serves as assistant professor and program chair for the Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Systems Applications (BSUSA) degree program in the College of Aeronautics. Stefan is a military aviation veteran with 15 years and 3000 total flying hours experience as pilot and instructor on Tornado and T-38 jet aircraft. Building on an educational background in math and physics, his military operational expertise as mission capable flight lead in Tornado aircraft was in the area of Electronic Warfare, for which he graduated from the tactical leadership program.

As a flight instructor and examiner on T-38 aircraft, Stefan was heavily involved in undergraduate student pilot and pilot instructor training, its standardization and evaluation, and related aspects of air traffic control and airfield management. Parallel and in addition to his military career, he also holds civilian professional qualifications that reach from Airline Transport Pilot License for multi- and single-engine airplane, over Commercial Pilot License for helicopter and seaplane, to certifications as Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and Aircraft Electrical Technician. He is an FAA Certified Flight and Advanced Ground Instructor with instrument qualifications and holds an FCC GMDSS Radio Operator & Maintainer License with Ship Radar Endorsement.

Stefan earned his Master of Aeronautical Science degree with distinction from ERAU Worldwide in 2010 and started his doctoral studies in education in May 2016. In his studies and research, he continuously strives to combine his life-long technical interests in physics and technology with his previous work on pilot training and behavioral development, as well as recent advances in his unmanned systems field. Learning and training from simulation, thus, became a cornerstone of his interests in technology-enhanced forms of education.

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Aug 14th, 3:00 PM Aug 14th, 4:15 PM

Review of Training Principles for Flight Training in Aircraft or Simulator

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

In human-performance-driven fields such as the social and behavioral sciences and education, there is a particular risk for a disconnect between current research and applied practice. Often, new findings require policy changes and workforce re-education before being applied in a meaningful way. Therefore, a continuous need for practitioner professional development and continuation training exists to ensure informed practices. This presentation is motivated by these needs and aims to help flight training professionals to make informed decisions when designing and conducting flight training events. Based on a conceptual framework of cognitive and behavioral theories in learning, a variety of common training principles will be reviewed and recent research and current findings into their effectiveness evaluated. Particular emphasis will be put on training conditions affecting the acquisition, retention, and transfer of knowledge (cognitive and psychomotor skills) with their associated goals of efficiency, durability, and generalizability, as applicable to flight training in aircraft and simulator. Differences between the roles of information type and task type will be highlighted and task analysis as a potential tool in training design introduced. Traditional instructional methods will be re-examined in the context of current findings and specific recommendations for the application of drawn conclusions in the flight training environment provided.

 

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